Richarlison scored Selecao’s second goal in a 5-1 win at Parc des Princes on Wednesday (AEST).
But Brazil’s victory in their final match before the World Cup was marred by reports of a racist gesture aimed at the Tottenham forward.
Footage has emerged showing banana ground near Richarlison as he celebrates his goal, with CBF confirming the incident on social media.
Após o secundo gol do Brasil, uma banana foi arremessada em dirección a Richarlison. The CBF reinforces its position against discrimination and repudiates vehemently but um episodio de racismo no futebol.
📷: Lucas Figueiredo / CBF pic.twitter.com/hcUqBjFxrz
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) September 27, 2022
“Unfortunately, after the goal, Richarlison, the author of Brazil’s second goal, had a banana thrown onto the field,” the brief statement reads.
Richarlison scored for Brazil against Tunisia today and had a banana thrown at him in celebration. Disgusting stuff and there is no need for such racist fans at matches. pic.twitter.com/DQlKIBcMTm
— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) September 27, 2022
“CBF strengthens its stance on anti-racism and rejects any display of prejudice.”